National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Posted on May 18th, 2018

Despite historic declines in the rates of teen pregnancy and births in the United States, the U.S. teen birth rate is still higher than that of many other developed countries and Georgia has the 19th highest teen pregnancy rate in the country according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

While May is a critical time to consider teen pregnancy and how it impacts individuals and the community as a whole, it is important to note that this issue is one to focus on year-round. This why the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments (GNR) offer Family Planning services at our clinics.

The Family Planning Program provides services that help prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  No one is turned away due to inability to pay, because our services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on income.

We offer:

  • Gyn Exams
  • Pap Tests
  • Breast Exams
  • Screenings for Anemia, Diabetes and Cholesterol
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Education on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Needed immunizations


Most importantly, all services are safe and confidential and available to you at your local Gwinnett, Newton, or Rockdale County Health Center. The mission of this program is to ensure that all women and men in our communities have access to education and care in regard to planning their families.  Find out more about our Family Planning Program HERE.


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